Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
, an undocumented student from el salvador who has lived in maryland for seven years and wants to be a psychologist. >> the dream act means a better future for me. i would like to become a psychologist because i like to help people. it brightens my futurure. >> reporter: on tuesday, president obama captured 71% of the hispanic vote compared to mitt romney's 27% and that is a big dropoff for republicans who as recently in as 200 for, the then-president george w. bush wins 44% of the latino vote after embracing immigration reform. the folks here say you're reaching out to republicans as well and they're trying to reframe reform as an issue for hispanic families. >> immigration is one of the most important for us because many families want to divide and many are alone in this country. >> reporter: as election day 2012 is in the books, latino voters here say the new sound political capital to write a new chapter in the elects to come. >> reporter: the think tanks here in town, al cardenas, the chairman of the american consumer union said republicans could have won this vote this year if they had a bet
Nov 8, 2012 8:00am PST
. the quake was felt in neighboring mexico and el salvador, there was even a tsunami alert off the coast of el salvador. as for the victims, in one case an swire family was -- an entire family was killed. a couple and their six young children crushed from rocks and earth from a hill that slid into their home. aftershocks continue to rattle nerves there. the cleanup and the mourning is now underway. jon: yeah. that's a country that's not prepared to deal with that kind of thing. they just don't have the infrastructure. rick folbaum, thanks. jenna: the clock is ticking to stop the economy from going over that fiscal cliff we've been talking so much about. that cliff of massive tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts. it's just one of the many economic challenges facing this country right now. this comes at a time that we're watching the markets as well. the dow dropping more than 300 points yesterday, it was the biggest drop of the year for the markets. there's a look realtime today. you see not quite as bad. the markets trading lower, still below 13,000 which is a critical level that a lot
Nov 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
of guatemala. it rocked the capital and shook buildings as far away as mexico city and el salvador. airlines are taking no chances ahead of the second major storm in the new york area just over a week. already suspended most of the service in and out of the region. american airlines will shut down services at 3:00 p.m. today. other major airlines are asking passengers to rebuild their flights for a later day. and there is one more sign that new york is getting back to normal after hurricane sandy. the holland tunnel is now open to all traffic after being closed today due to super storm cindy. those are your news headlines at this hour. now back to tracy and lori. tracy: everybody can stay away and go through the holland tunnel. the markets areepricing in an obama victory and they were right, charlie gasparino the first to report it, so where should you put your money now and what should you do with the fiscal cliff? >> i think people underestimate just how much smarts rs investment banks decide what you saw people trading on a romney victory. the analytics at the firms, what we were first re
Nov 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
were 12 years old from el salvador? >> that's correct. since i came to the united states, i live in maryland. i live in maryland for the last 10 years. i feel fully american. >> reporter: in november maryland voters will have a chance to change ricky's future. a ballot measure will determine whether illegal immigrants can or can not receive in-state tuition at state colleges. mary russell is with the maryland catholic conference. why should maryland allow kids who are here illegally receive taxpayer money for state tuition? >> well i think we need to look at these children as maryland taxpayers. >> reporter: in fact, in order to qualify for the program, students have to prove their parents filed taxes for three years. opponents say the measure encourages illegal immigration. >> it is just another part of the giveaway to noncitizens. >> reporter: opponents of this measure say you are a bad investment because you can't vote, you can't drive a car, and you can't work legally. what do you say to that? >> i'm also a taxpayer and, i would like to say that just want to become a doctor.